Durham Genealogical Society invites Barris for Great Escape talk

Ted Barris has spoken to the Durham Genealogical Society before. But on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, Barris returns, to talk about and present visuals from his brand new book, The Great Escape: A Canadian Story. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Hollywood blockbuster movie The Great Escape, (with Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, etc.). But as Ted will demonstrate drawing from his book, the most famous WWII POW breakout was not a story of British heroes and Yankee know-how. The Great Escape was very much a story of Canadian leadership and courage. It’s more exciting than the Hollywood movie. And it’s all true!. As always, he will have copies of his books for sale and autographing.

When: 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

Where: Oshawa Public Library, corner of Bagot and Centre streets, Oshawa, Ontario

Contact: Joyce Lintner, 905-728-5686, jlintner@sympatico.ca

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